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Old 03-09-2014, 08:19 AM
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Hertz Coaxial Speakers and Subs

Recently purchased a 2010 Super Crew and looking to upgrade sound system. Not trying to compete in any sound competitions but definitely want a noticeable upgrade. Not too familiar with audio upgrades so I went to a few local audio shops. I was presented the following set-up:

Replace all factory speakers with Hertz HCX 165.4 Energy coax speakers, Hertz HDP amp and Hertz Energy ES 200.4 subwoofers (2-8").

What are your thoughts? Again, I'm not too familiar with audio upgrades in general nor the Hertz line, specifically. I can't seem to find too much literature about Hertz online either, unless I'm looking in the wrong spots...

Any comments on this set-up would be greatly appreciated, guys.


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Old 03-09-2014, 09:27 PM
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You want to do it right but not cheap? Or you want to do it cheap? My motto, you get what you pay for.

Read my sig and see my setup. Not cheap, but sounds amazing. Love teh stealthbox too cause it looks factory and doesn't take up any room behind the seats. Also sounds like 2 10" subs, but it's only 1. My advice, save the $$ on replacing the rear speakers, they are blocked by the backseat anyway so you put good sound up front and you won't even hear the rears.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:43 PM
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Have Hertz in a Wrangler. Not sure if it is the install or the speakers but I don't like em. I'd go with something else.
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I have those Hertz in my 2007 Harley Street Glide. Love them. I can hear them clearly on the open road 80mph. They need power to sound good. I agree with just the fronts, Amp and sub.

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Old 03-31-2014, 04:59 PM
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Mine have plenty of power. Just wanted that clear.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:15 PM
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I put Polk MM's in my wife's Wrangler. In the speaker pods, stuff with a polyfil before you put the speakers in. Sounds good, but your not going to get great sound out of a Wrangler. Not enough air space.

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Old 04-08-2014, 10:47 PM
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I am not familiar with that brand either, but hell... any name brand speakers are going to be better than the stock crap. My mid '09 build with the Nav/nine speaker setup sounded very poor. Perhaps I expected too much, but considering how much I spent on this thing new, I expected more. I tore open one of the OE door 5x7s and it featured a single paper cone. Hilarious and sad at the same time.

So I picked up two pairs of old Polk DX7s (already know how they sound as have some DX6s in my Bricknose F150 being abused by an old JL 300/2 amplifier) and tossed them in for now, significant sound upgrade for sub $100. This is using the stock amplifier and factory tweeters disconnected. Front install took about 45 minutes.

Depending on what all you want, the Metra direct fit plugs have reversed polarity...just so you know.

The F350 is not at the final setup for me currently, but is drastically improved for the interim.



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